by Eric Darnell Pritchard
Adele Adkins insists upon coming to collect the very few edges we have left. Last week she did an old school, Harry Potter “avradacadavra” curse on our ENTIRE life, first with an open letter apologizing for being away from us so long:
Around the same time she appeared as the latest cover model for i-D Magazine which I posted about here, serving us the cat eye of life, and I was ALREADY ready for her to leave me alone, leave her album at my doorstep, and just go away. She’s too damn amazing. I can’t take it anymore. But of course, whereas normal people know to go have a seat when they slay the entire Universe in just a matter of days, Adele is like NAH! let me revive them JUST so I can kill them again. And so within days of saying I am sorry I won that Oscar and disappeared on ya’ll, she shows up on our iTunes like “Hello” ?
So, yesterday when I heard she was on the cover of Rolling Stone I was like, nope not looking. She will not do this to me again. Why is she in my mind this much and it hasn’t even been a full two weeks since that damn open letter? Do I need to charge her rent for living up in my head and my heart in this way? Not looking. Not ON TODAY. Welp, I looked anyway and while I do not regret it, my soul does. Because no make-up Adele is just as (if not even more) gorgeous than make-up Adele. Here are the receipts:
Now can we all go back to our business. Of course not. We have a magazine cover to obsess over the rest of the week? Thanks, Adele. Ugh. *Wall slides*
She’s baaaa-aaack! And on the cover of the latest issue of i-D Magazine. The photo is, of course gorgeous. My only wish – and this is not a critique of i-D because they generally do mostly feature only head shots of their cover subjects (see a previous post I did about their gorgeous Rihanna cover) – is that fashion magazines in general would stop only photographing #Adele in head shots and show her wonderful, voluptuous, full figure. I think this would set an important precedent for featuring plus size women on fashion magazines in general, and hopefully more often. Not doing so sends a bad message about body type, beauty and plus size women, and that’s not a message anyone should want to send.
Loving Jessica Chastain’s complete style transformation on the cover of the November W Magazine styled by Edward Enninful and photographed by Steven Klein. The fashion editorial inside the magazine is equally stunning and appropriately titled “Transformer,” as clearly evidenced in the beauty look Chastain wears on the cover and in the editorial. I literally had to look multiple times and then check the name on the cover to even recognize her. Fabulous!
Now THIS chil’ren is what my Mama’s generation would call, in the words of The Commodores, a “Brickhouse.” Serena Williams covers the NY Magazine Fashion Issue.
Reigning queen of prime time Taraji P Henson is slaying as the cover model for W Magazine ‘Pop Issue.’ The simplicity of a white top and blue jeans, and her gorgeous face with signature smoky eye, rules this entire situation! And I live! And if you think this is gorgeous, check out the issue and other photos (such as the one below) in the entire editorial styled by the masterful Edward Enninful.